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Latest items for LRW-DATA-1

April 17, 2019, 9:19 a.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"As of October the Office of the Inspector General reported five cases of alleged rape by police officers and six cases of sexual assault" (p. 23).
April 12, 2019, 7:56 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

[Tibet] "There was no confirmed information on the incidence of rape or domestic violence" (page 90). [Hong Kong] "The law criminalizes rape, including spousal rape, and police enforced the law effectively. Through June police received 41 allegations of rape and 504 of indecent assault" (page 113). "[Hong Kong] From January through June, police received 437 reports of child abuse: 190 involved physical abuse (referring to victims younger than 14) and 247 involved sexual abuse (referring to victims younger than 17)" (page 114). "[Macau] Police received 37 complaints of rape and made 21 arrests during the last six months of 2014 and the first six months of 2015" (page 134). "[Macau]...more
April 11, 2019, 11:47 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"The Human Rights Division found that over 93 per cent of all the perpetrators of the rapes that it documented during the reporting period were private individuals without State positions, while almost 7 per cent were agents of the State. The perpetrators of rape who were not State agents were mostly unknown to their victims (60 per cent), while 30 per cent were neighbours or acquaintances and 10 per cent were members of their families" (18). Table 2, titled, "DATA ON GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE, 2010-2016," shows that there were 159 reported rapes in 2010, 217 reported in 2011, 578 in 2012, 497 reported in 2013, 292 reported in 2014, 249 in...more
April 11, 2019, 8:01 a.m.
Countries: Ecuador
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"On June 1, citing UNICEF, El Comercio reported that one of 10 women was sexually abused during childhood" (p. 24).
April 9, 2019, 7:26 a.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"The Ministry of Interior reported 114 cases of rape... due to domestic violence in 2014" (p. 10).
April 8, 2019, 7:22 a.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"In 2016 police registered 335 reports of rape, a decrease of 40 cases from 2015" (p. 10).
April 5, 2019, 11:16 a.m.
Countries: Solomon Islands
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"A 2011 World Health Organization report revealed that more than half of the women in the country had experienced sexual violence by an intimate partner" (9).
April 5, 2019, 8:26 a.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"According to the ONS, from April 2016 to March, police recorded 41,150 rapes" (p. 15).
April 4, 2019, 3:14 p.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"Foreign nationals working as domestic employees occasionally reported that their sponsors or employees of labor recruitment agencies had sexually abused them" (13). "The Ministry of Health noted that sexual abuse most commonly involved children of both sexes between the ages of six to 12 and was committed by close relatives or friends of the family" (15).
April 2, 2019, 11:06 a.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"Women’s NGOs estimated charges were filed in 10 percent of rape cases and only 13 percent of those led to convictions, due to lack of credible evidence" (p. 10).
March 29, 2019, 5:33 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: LRW-DATA-1, LRCM-DATA-1

"Data on the prevalence of rape or spousal rape, prosecutions, and convictions were unavailable; however, press reporting of rape and defilement arrests and convictions were an almost daily occurrence" (para 82).
March 29, 2019, 4:03 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"In September the government released a report stating that public security organs uncovered 25,852 cases of rape in 2013, the most recent year for which statistics were available, but otherwise did not make available official statistics on rape or sexual assault, leaving the scale of sexual violence difficult to determine. The government, however, acknowledged the need to include the reporting of rape, domestic violence, sexual harassment, and other gender-related cases in annual judicial statistics" (page 51).
March 27, 2019, 6:35 a.m.
Countries: Denmark
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"In 2016 authorities in Denmark received 116 reports of rape involving a child 12 years and younger as well as 185 reports of sexual intercourse with a child 15 years and younger. In the same year, authorities received 178 reports of sexual relations with a child 12 years and younger and 137 reports of sexual relations with a child 15 years and younger. In Greenland child abuse and neglect remained a significant problem. According to the DIHR’s most recent statistics, approximately 11 percent of sexual assaults in Greenland were committed against victims under the age of 15. A study by the Danish National Center for Social Research commissioned by the...more
March 25, 2019, 2:20 p.m.
Countries: Liberia
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"In 2015 the UN’s Office of Internal Oversight Services identified the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) as having a high incidence of alleged sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA). The UN’s Conduct and Discipline Unit (CDU) of the Department of Field Support identified 85 cases of alleged SEA in the period 2008-14" (2). "Of 121 SGBV cases submitted to the grand jury for prosecution, 117 resulted in indictment. Observers believed the true incidence of statutory rape was much higher than the number of rape cases reported or prosecuted" (22).
March 22, 2019, 9:38 a.m.
Countries: Maldives
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"The ministry reported receiving six cases of rape and 18 cases of sexual assault as of July 31" (22).
March 21, 2019, 11:12 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"Reports from multiple UN and NGO sources indicated the number of cases of rape and other extreme sexual violence against women during the year ranged from the high hundreds to thousands" (para 26). "Although authorities held fewer women and girls in detention than men, the SNHR estimated the number of female detainees in government prisons between the beginning of the uprising in 2011 and October to be at least 8,614. The SNHR estimated that government forces were responsible for at least 7,500 incidents of sexual abuse during the year" (para 30). "Observers of the refugee crisis reported women, men, and community leaders consistently identified sexual violence as a primary reason...more
March 19, 2019, 7:13 a.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"Approximately 12,000 to 13,000 cases of sexual violence are reported annually to police" (p.17).
March 18, 2019, 2:22 p.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"The Korean Institute of Criminology stated that the assault in broad daylight in the capital, while extreme, was not an isolated incident of abuse. The Institute conducted a study, based on responses from 2,000 men, which found that 80 percent had physically or psychologically abused a girlfriend while they were dating" (18).
March 18, 2019, 7:26 a.m.
Countries: France
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"According to a November report by MIPROF, the security forces registered 7,570 acts of sexual violence against children under age 18 in 2016. Female victims made up more than 80 percent of this total" (p. 19).
March 18, 2019, 7:25 a.m.
Countries: France
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"In November the government’s Interministerial Agency for the Protection of Women against Violence and Combatting Human Trafficking (MIPROF) published data showing that, between 2012 and 2017 ... an annual average of 93,000 women declared that they had been victims of rape or attempted rape" (p. 17).
March 15, 2019, 1:45 p.m.
Countries: Latvia
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"Through August police initiated 56 criminal charges for rape, of which six were sent to the prosecutor’s office and five to court. According to the Ministry of Justice, however, no spousal rape case has ever been prosecuted in the country" (13-14).
March 15, 2019, 9:33 a.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"Statistics on rape or sexual assault were unreliable due to underreporting" (page 27).
March 15, 2019, 7 a.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"The Ministry of Interior reported 117 cases of rape and 19 cases of attempted rape in 2016. The number of rape cases and attempted rape cases increased 29 percent in the first half of the year, compared with the same period in 2016" (p. 11).
March 13, 2019, 7:37 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: LRW-DATA-1, DV-DATA-1

"According to National Public Health Monitoring System information, between 2015 and 2016, 159,047 girls and women were reported to have suffered physical, sexual and psychological violence, of whom: a) 100 per cent had a medical assessment; b) 42.95 received mental health treatment; c) 53.34 per cent were referred to the competent authority; d) 33.57 per cent were referred to protective services; e) 50% of sexual violence victims presented themselves between 72 and 120 hours after the event; f) 52.23 per cent received STI/HIV preventive treatment, 36 per cent emergency contraception, and 51.45 per cent were referred for abortion orientation" (11).
March 8, 2019, 7:07 a.m.
Countries: Switzerland

"A national survey published in April by local newspaper 20 Minuten found that 44 percent of 2,700 surveyed women had experienced sexual assault at least once in their lives, while 41 percent had experienced sexual harassment, and 3 percent were victims of rape" (p. 15).
March 7, 2019, 10:28 p.m.
Countries: Suriname
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"Police received 497 reports of sexual abuse as of September"(11).
March 7, 2019, 11:23 a.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"Local NGOs noted the incidence of both reported and unreported rape continued to be high. National statistics on arrests and prosecutions for rape were unavailable, but the Association of Female Heads of Families (AFCF) reported 1,273 rapes between January and September, a marked increase compared with the 412 cases reported for all of 2014" (page 16).
March 6, 2019, 10:59 a.m.
Countries: Barbados
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"Human rights activists noted a decrease in the number of reported cases of rape in which the victim did not know the perpetrator" (7).
March 6, 2019, 9:58 a.m.
Countries: Belize
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"There were publicized cases of underage girls being victims of sexual abuse and mistreatment, in most cases in their own home or in a relative’s home" (14).
March 5, 2019, 2:35 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"According to women’s groups, on average 10 women in the country were raped each day; more than half of these women were younger than 16 years. According to the Home Ministry, 28,741 rape cases were reported from 2005 to 2014 with 16 percent (4,514 cases) taken to court and 2.7 percent (765 cases) with guilty verdicts. According to police statistics, in 2014 there were 4,807 reported cases of domestic violence, 2,045 cases of rape, and 1,590 cases of sexual harassment" (22).